An abundance of live music, family fun, and plenty of sun made the Head for the Hills Festival one of the best yet.

Star performances by Urban Theory, Nati Dredd, Elephant Sessions, and the Dutch Uncles wowed the crowd at Burrs Country Park.

Families came together to soak in the sun and take full advantage of the range of activities on offer.

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One festivalgoer said: “The sun was shining, drinks were flowing, and music was thumping, with kids adoring.”

Cllr Shahbaz Arif said: ''I understand some exciting and talented musicians have performed.

"The event as in previous years will be an extremely positive community event.''

The Lottery Winners - who are amongst the biggest in the Saturday line-up - surprised young fan George by inviting him on stage to provide backing vocals.

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The legendary two-tone band The Selecter, are set to take to the main stage later tonight.

Yesterday, people enjoyed the unique blends of country and folk music from Izzie Walsh, eclectic blend of Indie/pop rock from Gentlemen Few, and anthemic electro rock hits from The Slow Reader’s Club.

The River Stage also had performances equally as impressive, with talented artists such as Ainsley Hamill, Daudi Matsiko, The Lighter Jams, and Lewis McLaughlin leaving their mark.

Stories were brought to life at the campfire stage, with tales from the ‘Incredible India Storyteller’, and ‘The School of Curiosity Campfire Tales’.

Workshops also made sure children were well entertained, with nature crafts from the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, mask making, and more.

Bury Met did not disappoint in putting on a successful event, with great music across two stages, artisan food and craft beer, arts areas, strolling theatre, and circus skills workshops.

The two-day much-loved music festival has attracted international artists and household names to perform since its first year in 2011.

Previous headliners include Badly Drawn Boy, Everything Everything, Inspiral Carpets, Public Service Broadcasting, Gaz Coombes, The Wonderstuff, Maximo Park, Boomtown Rats, The Stranglers, Sinead O’Connor, The Waterboys, The Proclaimers, Guillemots, Beth Orton and Soul II Soul.

Burrs Live will also saw The Bootleg Beatles performing live on Wednesday, August 30.

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